Antiparasitic agents in acute diarrhea

Do antiparasitic agents (APAs) play a role in the treatment of acute diarrhea? 

For immunocompetent patients in the developed world, empiric APAs play no role in the management of acute diarrhea. In patients in the developing world or those who are immunosuppressed, treatment should be guided based on the results of testing as there is not a “one size fits all” APA


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